Let's Talk: 5 Advantages of Debit Cards
How do you pay for your items: cash, credit, or debit? Amidst the pandemic, the need for cashless and contactless transactions has risen. Our payment behavior is changing, and many people are now choosing to use credit or debit cards over cash for their transactions.
This has been a very difficult year. We thought that COVID was over, only to see it return. We hoped to avoid hurricanes, only to be hit with a strong Category 4 hurricane. We expected to enjoy Jazz Fest and other festivals only to see them cancelled.
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Louisiana has a problem and an opportunity. The problem is that our population peaked in 2016. Alone among the southern states, we now lose residents every year. People leave for many reasons. One reason is our lack of economic growth and opportunity.
Let's Talk: Estate Planning
As we continue to endure the heartaches of the pandemic, we are reminded of the importance of estate planning. Unfortunately, most Americans remain without one. Why is this?
Now We Rebuild
Hurricane Ida was the fourth strongest hurricane in American history. Fortunately, the investment in levees spared most but not all of the metro area from flooding. The problem with building levees is that storm surge must go somewhere. When the Laplace section of levees is complete, the Mandeville lakefront will be vulnerable leading to more north shore flooding. The next area that will be vulnerable to flooding can be predicted by monitoring the progress of levee construction. This makes flood insurance even more important because areas that have never flooded will be more vulnerable in the future.
Temporary Lobby Set Up at Veterans Location
Due to construction at our Veterans Branch at 1825 Veterans Blvd.. our lobby is moving next door to 1817 Veterans Blvd. The hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Drive-thru services will take place at 1825 Veterans Blvd. The drive-thru hours are Monday-Thursday 9 am to 4 pm, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 12 pm.
Let's Talk: Spending
Money is a touchy subject. Regardless of income, most people will avoid talking about how they struggle with spending money. Consequently, money is known to damage relationships, cause anxiety, and reveal insecurities.
How can you help in Hurricane Ida recovery?
Second Harvest Food Bank: Our local food bank is focused on disaster recovery, food insecurity and vulnerable populations. They will be hosting a drive that will collect food and supplies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from September 3- 17. Deliveries should be made to 215 Pinhook Road, Lafayette, Louisiana. Monetary donations are also welcome here: Hurricane Ida Response - Second Harvest Community Food Bank